We Love, the Ibiza institution started by Darren Hughes have just announced it will be taking over each Wednesday for a 16 week run from the 17th of June through to the 30th of September, at the fastest growing club on the island, Sankeys. Moving on after 17 years at former home Space, a re-imagined, boutique We love… will be bringing a diverse range of selectors and demonstrating for yet another season why it is the pinnacle of clubbing on the island and with its old school roots in acid house, Sankeys was the only brand with a legacy to match it, making the synergy between both electric.
Now ready to announce their incredible opening party on the 17th of June, We Love at Sankeys Ibiza will be pairing the chart topping, Black Butter Records artists Rudimental, bringing with them their drum and bass influenced sounds. Joining the line up from the Black Butter Records crew is the leading face of the UK forward thinking house scene Kidnap Kid. Alongside will be Nvoy, also of the Black Butter Records family, known for their low slung, RnB infused house. Headlining the basement for the opening night will be The 2 Bears, injecting the groove onto the dancefloor, drawing upon their rich pallet to deliver sets that showcase their truly divers taste. Adding to the already packed line up is fellow London DJ and Production legend T.Williams, with a career spanning Grime, UK Bass and now his much lauded take on house music, in a scene famed for its short-termism T.Williams longevity is testament to his ability to bring the vibes to any party, as such Sankeys Ibiza is the perfect setting for him. Rounding out the line up is Kaz James, a rare breed of DJ who has balanced chart success with an undiluted love of underground club music, making him the perfect fit for We Love. Jason Bye, a We Love stalwart will be filling the resident slot.
Across the 16 week run We Love will be bringing to the island, UK and Fabric associate Daniel Avery, Dutch house duo Detroit Swindle and one of UKs most buzzed house act and slick production duo Dusky. Friend Within, hotly tipped for greatness by the likes of Annie Mac, join Gorgon City and Huxley to deliver more of the UKs finest sun kissed sounds. Ivan Smagghe adds his Parisian flair to the booth and relative newcomer Jasper James, adding fresh impetus to the island, join long standing We Love affiliate Justin Robertson on the schedule. Legendary Scottish selector Optimo bookends an age gap to youngster SG Lewis, Theo Kottis of Moda Black/Get Physical fame sound contrasts with Zac Samuel take on club music, again demonstrating We Love’s commitment to genre-less programming and soul focus on the energy levels on the dancefloor. Partnering with long standing club brand Bugged Out and relative new comers to the scene Eton Messy exemplifies We love’s effortless ability to maintain ties with its long standing roots yet constantly remain on the cusp of forward thinking dance music.
Expect acts as genre spanning as Daniel Avery to Hannah Wants, residencies from artists intimately connected to We Love, like Sasha who was there at the start of the We Love Parties and will be there to launch the Sankeys installment of the brands journey. With Sankeys two main rooms the diversity of We Love will be celebrated across each lineup, not limited to just House and Techno, with acts like Sasha, to Hannah Wants, Gorgon City to James Zabiela to Rudimental and everything in between! The forward thinking, unrestrained emotions built around We Love, which will be exacerbated by its new home at Sankeys. This is what defines the brand and its this passion which drives acts when performing to hold nothing back. With Sankeys packing a bespoke Void sound system, something which Darren insisted perfected the We love experience acts as a twelfth man that is sure to take the energy in the club to palpable levels
This season’s residents include Jason Bye and Andy Baxter, two men who perpetuate the ideals of We Love and 2 Vilas, born and bred Ibicenco’s who knows both the island, its clubbers and the music that moves them intimately. Also joining We Love is artist Kaz James, who can play across the spectrum with anyone from Seth Troxler to Erick Morillo, who will be holding down a bi-weekly residency.
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